Champions League review: featuring Liverpool & Arsenal

  Last night saw the opening fixture from the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League, as Liverpool made a return to the competition after five years and Arsenal travelled to Germany to face 2013 finalists Borussia Dortmund. Real Madrid also opened their Champions League title defence and last year’s runners up Atlético Madrid took a trip to Greece. Full Champions League results, …

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Gareth ThomasChampions League review: featuring Liverpool & Arsenal

Luiz Gustavo rules out move to Manchester United or Arsenal

Defensive midfielder Luiz Gustavo has ruled out a move to Manchester United or Arsenal in January, according to the Daily Star. The 27-year-old is currently at German club Wolfsburg and speculation plagued his summer. Gustavo has 27 caps for Brazil and has played in the World Cup, his ability to break up play and start attacking moves has led to …

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Gareth ThomasLuiz Gustavo rules out move to Manchester United or Arsenal

Everton hopeful of re-signing Gerard Deulofeu

Everton have been given renewed hope of re-signing their former loanee, Gerard Deulofeu. The Daily Express report that Barcelona are annoyed with Sevilla for not playing the forward more than promised when they signed him on loan this summer. Deulofeu is 20 years of age and has been at the Barcelona academy since 2003. He made 68 league appearances for Barcelona B …

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Gareth ThomasEverton hopeful of re-signing Gerard Deulofeu

Cardiff City’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in crisis talks

Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is meeting with club officials today to discuss his future at the side. BBC Sport as well as a number of other outlets understand his job is seriously under threat. Cardiff were relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season following a terrible run of form. Current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær …

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Gareth ThomasCardiff City’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in crisis talks

Champions League preview featuring Liverpool & Arsenal

The Champions League is back!! Yes that’s right, tonight we welcome back the best club competition on this planet, the Champions League! Tuesday night sees Liverpool return after a 1,742 day exile from the competition as they face Bulgarian side Ludogorets. Arsenal will also travel to Germany to face a tough test against Borussia Dortmund and defending champions Real Madrid …

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Gareth ThomasChampions League preview featuring Liverpool & Arsenal

Pedro puts Liverpool and Arsenal on high alert

Spanish superstar Pedro could be ready for a move to the Premier League in January according to The Metro. Pedro is reportedly concerned that he will be used as back up to Luis Suarez and Neymar at Barcelona if he stays. Pedro Rodriguez has 44 caps and 15 goals for Spain and has been at Barcelona since his youth career …

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Gareth ThomasPedro puts Liverpool and Arsenal on high alert

Chelsea close to securing Eden Hazard contract

Chelsea are closing in on securing Eden Hazard to a new contract according to BBC Sport. This follows a summer of speculation that linked the Belgian midfielder with a move away from Stamford Bridge, PSG being the favourites to land him. José Mourinho has handed Chelsea fans a boost by saying: “It’s a question of time – one more month …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea close to securing Eden Hazard contract

Alan Hutton signs new Aston Villa contract

Aston Villa have been handed a boost as Alan Hutton has signed a new contract with the Midlands club. The Villans announced the three-year deal on their Twitter account. Breaking news: Alan Hutton has signed a new three-year deal. #AVFC pic.twitter.com/Pm3VQub1Q8 — Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) September 16, 2014 Hutton joined Aston Villa in August 2011 from North-London club Tottenham …

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Gareth ThomasAlan Hutton signs new Aston Villa contract

Liverpool eye up PSG’s Ezequiel Lavezzi

Liverpool are thought to be keeping an eye on PSG’s Ezequiel Lavezzi as the forward is said to be unhappy with his bit-part role in France. The Daily Express believe Liverpool could be ready to sweep to bring him to the Premier League. The Argentine international joined PSG in July 2012 for €26.5m from Italian club Napoli. In Italy he …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool eye up PSG’s Ezequiel Lavezzi

Paddy Kenny poised to join Bolton Wanderers

Former Leeds United goalkeeper looks set to join Championship side Bolton Wanderers after being released by his former club in bizarre fashion. Kenny was born on May 17th and new owner, Massimo Cellino has said that 17 is his unlucky number and has since told Kenny his services are no longer required at the club. Neil Warnock once called Kenny …

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Oliver BainesPaddy Kenny poised to join Bolton Wanderers

Di Maria delighted with his start at Manchester United

Angel Di Maria was considered the man of the match in United’s 4-0 drumming of QPR at the weekend. The Argentinian scored and assisted in United’s win over Rangers and has expressed his delight at his start at United. Speaking to Sky Sports, Di Maria said “I wished very much for the day of my debut at Old Trafford and I did …

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Oliver BainesDi Maria delighted with his start at Manchester United

Arsenal defensive woes ahead of Champions League clash

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has many defensive worries ahead of his sides Champions League clash away at Borussia Dortmund. Arsenal are without first choice right back, Mathieu Debuchy after he sustained a twisted ankle against Manchester City, an injury that will keep him out of action for up to 3 months. Meanwhile, Wenger also reported in his pre-match press conference …

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Oliver BainesArsenal defensive woes ahead of Champions League clash

Ronaldo to re-join Manchester United?

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has told Sky Sports show, Revista de La Liga that he thinks Ronaldo will leave Madrid to re-join Manchester United one day. Speaking on the show, Balague said, “He is unhappy and he’s said so – but then he corrected himself by saying ‘I didn’t mean what he said’. It was a bit confusing.” “Anyway, you have …

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Oliver BainesRonaldo to re-join Manchester United?

WATCH – Has Valencia scored the goal of the season already?

Has Enner Valencia already scored one of the goals of the season? The Ecuadorian striker was making his  full debut for West Ham United in last nights clash against Hull City, a game which ended 2-2. A tie that was inundated with excitement, goals, chances, goal-line clearances and more; it was capped off by this scintillating strike from Valencia who …

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Oliver BainesWATCH – Has Valencia scored the goal of the season already?

Bayern Munich in shock Mesut Ozil move?!

Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madird for a fee of £42.5m in the summer of 2013. The fee made him the most expensive German player of all time and he came with heavy expectations following a phenomenal assist record in Spain. However, caughtoffside.com believe that Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich could be set to make a shock move for the midfielder. …

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Gareth ThomasBayern Munich in shock Mesut Ozil move?!

Watch: Jeremy Menez’s beautiful AC Milan goal!

AC Milan have so far enjoyed something of a rejuvenation under club legend Pippo Inzaghi. On the weekend they beat Parma in a 9-goal thriller away to pick up their second win of the season with new boy Jeremy Menez scoring a beautiful back-heel. Jeremy Menez is the 27-year-old French international who joined AC Milan from PSG this summer. He …

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Gareth ThomasWatch: Jeremy Menez’s beautiful AC Milan goal!

Manchester City begin hunt for Southampton pair

Manchester City are beginning to look at Southampton pair Jay Rodriguez and James Ward-Prowse as potential James Milner replacements. The Daily Star believe this is the case because 28-year-old Milner is stalling on a new contract. James Milner is valued by Manchester City at around £15m but an club will feel confident they could get him for a significantly reduced …

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Gareth ThomasManchester City begin hunt for Southampton pair

Former Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool star moves to India

Nicolas Anelka, who has travelled across Europe in a highly successful career, has announced that he will join Indian side Mumbai City. The 35-year-old striker will play in the 10-week Indian Super League tournament. I’m pleased to join Mumbai City FC & very exciting in joining Indian Super League. — nicolas anelka (@anelkaofficiel) September 15, 2014 Mumbai City will be …

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Gareth ThomasFormer Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool star moves to India

Newcastle United’s owner backs manager Pardew

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has received the backing of owner Mike Ashley according to BBC Sport. This is despite a run of bad results and a 4-0 loss to Southampton on Saturday. The 53-year-old Londoner was appointed Newcastle manager in December 2010 and given a five and a half year deal. This was then extended to an eight year …

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Gareth ThomasNewcastle United’s owner backs manager Pardew

“There will be a moment where I cannot score” – Diego Costa

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has taken no time at all to settle in the Premier League. The Spanish striker has bagged 7 goals in just 4 games already for the Blues. Costa got himself a hat-trick against Swansea on Saturday and the plaudits are all going to Costa. The question being, can he keep up this sensational form? However, it …

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Oliver Baines“There will be a moment where I cannot score” – Diego Costa